Check-up survey

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Check-up survey

Check-up is a survey designed to collect data on Australian Government agencies' information management capabilities and behaviours.

The National Archives analyses the survey data to gauge Australian Government agencies' digital information management maturity. The findings inform our report to the Minister.

Check-up is structured to align with the National Archives' Information Management Standard and the Building trust in the public record policy. It is an online self-assessment tool designed to gauge Australian Government agencies' maturity and performance in information and data management.

2022 Check-up survey

The 2022 survey open period is from 25 July to 11 November 2022. The survey will report against the policy objectives of the Building trust in the public record policy.

Check-up should be completed and coordinated by the person (or people) with responsibility for information management within an agency. The survey should be submitted by your Head of Agency, unless there are exceptional circumstances, as agreed to by the National Archives.

The National Archives regards survey sign off by the recognised agency head as assurance that the survey has been completed accurately and accountably by the agency in accordance with governance responsibilities including the Public Governance Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

The survey must be completed via the online portal.

A copy of the 2022 survey questionnaire is available Word, PDF and Excel formats.

Check-up survey (DOC 588 kB)

Check-up survey (PDF 817 kB)

Check-up survey (XLS 97 kB)

Check-up Coordinators will receive an email from ORIMA Research with a link to the survey in July 2022.

If you have any questions about the 2022 survey please contact the National Archives via
Any questions regarding accessing the online portal can be directed to ORIMA Research via

Previous Check-up surveys

For more information about the content of previous surveys, see:

Digital Continuity 2020 Policy (2015–2020) Report on implementation

The Digital Continuity 2020 policy (DOCX 413kB) was issued in 2015 with the aim for policy objectives to be implemented by December 2020. Under the policy, agencies were to integrate robust digital information management into all government business processes to support digital transformation, efficiency, innovation, information re-use and accountability.

The DC2020 Policy applied to all Australian Government entities, including government business enterprises. It covered government information, data and records in both digital and non-digital formats, as well as systems, services and processes.

The policy required agencies to meet targets around three principles:

  1. Information is valued
  2. Information is managed digitally
  3. Information, systems and processes are interoperable.

The policy recommended 10 actions that agencies could take and set a number of interim targets leading to implementation of the policy.

The DC2020 policy was superseded by the Building trust in the public record policy on 1 January 2021.

Download the Digital Continuity 2020 Policy report (DOCX 4MB).

More information

Contact the Agency Service Centre if you have questions about the survey or accessing your existing Check-up data.

The Check-up survey is available under a Creative Commons BY 4.0 (CC–BY-NC 4.0) licence.